Chronica Slavorum

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For Arnold of Lübeck's chronicle, see Arnoldi Chronica Slavorum.
Chronica Slavorum
Chronicle of the Slavs
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Chronica Slavorum translated to Polish language by Jan Papłoński in 1862.
Language Latin
Date 1168-1169
Genre History

Chronica Slavorum or Chronicle of the Slavs is a medieval chronicle which accounts the pre-Christian culture and religion of Polabian Slavs, written by Helmold (ca. 1120 – after 1177), a Saxon priest and historian. It describes events related to North-West Slavic tribes known as the Wends up to 1171.[1]


It is a continuation of Deeds of bishops of the Hamburg Church by Adam of Bremen and was continued by Arnold of Lübeck's Chronica Slavorum.


  1. ^ Helmold: Chronica Slavorum. Neu übertragen und erläutert von Heinz Stoob. In: Ausgewählte Quellen zur deutschen Geschichte des Mittelalters. Wiss. Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt 1963, 2. Auflage 1973.

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